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The Top Rated Tech CEOS: Schmidt Beats Jobs

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 04/01/11 05:06 PM ET   Updated: 06/01/11 06:12 AM ET

Eric Schmidt on April 4 will step down from his position as Google CEO, passing the torch to the company's co-founder Larry Page.

Schmidt is going out on a high note, with his employee approval rating at 96 percent, up three points from 2010.

Comparing Schmidt with other CEOs in the tech industry, Glassdoor.com has compiled a list of approval ratings collected from employees over the past two years. Topping the list is Schmidt, who beat out notables like Yahoo's Carol Bartz, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Apple's Steve Jobs.

While Bartz's approval rating took a serious plunge this year (the biggest among her peers), she ranks as a more preferable boss over Ballmer. On the other hand, Steve Jobs remained a favorite among employees, even during his medical absence.

To see how employees ranked these and other tech CEOs, take a look at the slideshow (below), which is based on Glassdoor's findings. Then, check out our slideshow of tech titans' lavish homes.

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Employee approval rating: 40%
Change since March 2009: -6%
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